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#1 cometcatcher

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Posted 21 September 2020 - 08:08 PM

Probably a dumb question. Deeper is always better, right?

 

I already finished a quick Jupiter session last night with 89 gig using 8 bit. At higher bit depth I'm going to have to delete the videos as soon as I process them to free up disc space. Is there much of a difference (in quality)? 


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Posted 21 September 2020 - 08:29 PM

Eight bit is likely all you need, there isn't a lot of dynamic range in planetary imaging and once you stack hundreds or perhaps even thousands of frames you'll have plenty of depth to work with.


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Posted 22 September 2020 - 01:44 AM

8.

 

See here

https://www.cloudyni...ngs/?p=10313180


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Posted 22 September 2020 - 05:17 AM

Thank you for that. 8 bit it is then.


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